The work of black actors in Hollywood definitely did not go unnoticed this year.
“Blackish” star Tracee Ellis Ross taking home her first Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series. Ross even made history Sunday night as the first black woman to win for that category in 34 years. “Grey’s Anatomy” producer Debbie Allen won for “Fame” back in 1983.
“This is for all the women, women of colour and colourful people, whose stories, ideas thoughts, are not always considered worthy and valid and important, but I want you to know that I see you,” the 44-year-old exclaimed during her acceptance speech. “We see you. It is an honour to be on this show, ‘Black-ish,’ to continue expanding to continue expanding the way we are seen and known, and to show the magic and the beauty and the sameness of a story and stories that are outside of where the industry usually looks.”
Donald Glover gripped two awards for “Atlanta,” Viola Davis winning for “Fences” and “Moonlight” received the award for Best Motion Picture Drama.